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How to Turn Off Email Attachments Being DEFANGED in Microsoft Outlook

If attachments are showing up in your Microsoft Outlook inbox with a modified ending such as .doc being changed to .1324DEFANGED-doc then the issue is more than likely with your mail server instead of your email client. There is an application called MailScanner that modifies the file ending as a security measure to stop any files from being executed automatically. Below I briefly discuss modifying this setting on a Linux server using ISPConfig.

The easiest way to resolve this issue on a per user basis with an ISPConfig Linux server is to disable MailScanner for that user. MailScanner does provide numerous other security checks though so it is not recommended to disable it but if you must disable the file ending modification then modify the below files.

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How to Copy and Paste Notes from Microsoft OneNote into the WordPress Admin

This post will explain how to post notes from Microsoft OneNote into the WordPress admin. When you copy and paste from most Microsoft products into a visual editor such as TinyMCE that WordPress uses you will typically include a bunch of unwanted tags from the Microsoft application. These tags will make it complicated to format correctly and can even spill over outside of your post and cause issues with your entire WordPress page. The method to input this data into WordPress will work with any of the Microsoft products such as Microsoft OneNote and Microsoft Word.

Below is an example of some basic formatted text copied directly from MS OneNote and pasted into WordPress’s visual editor.